It is unclear how much of this reflects weaker racial preference or more limited dating markets.
This paper examines the interactions of white gay and straight online daters who have access to a large market of potential partners by modeling dyadic messaging behaviors.
(with Jennifer Lundquist)A drawback to research on interracial couplings is that it almost exclusively studies heterosexual relationships.
The answer, according to the website’s “About Us” page, is “why not?
Using data from one of the largest dating websites in the United States, we examine how monoracial daters respond to initial messages sent by multiracial daters with various White/non-White racial and ethnic makeups.
multiracial population has grown substantially in the past decades, yet little is known about how these individuals are positioned in the racial hierarchies of the dating market.
” But despite criticisms that the website is inherently racist, Sam Russell, the 53-year-old Utah man who founded the website with his wife Tami, told the Washington Post that the site is not racially motivated in any way.
He insisted that it was born of the idea that singletons of “every origin, race, religion and lifestyle” can find someone for them, even white people. “The last thing in the world I am is racist.” He compared Where White People Meet to Christian Mingle and Farmers Only as examples of preference-based dating websites.